USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 2, 2022

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of June 2, 2022, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Total U.S. Navy Battle […]

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of June 2, 2022, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship.

Total U.S. Navy Battle Force:

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In Sasebo, Japan

Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6), the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD-18), Naval Beach Unit Seven, and attendants recite the Pledge of Allegiance of the United States of America during a naturalization ceremony at Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS) on June 1, 2022. US Navy Photo

Ships of the America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), which include USS America (LHA-6), USS Green Bay (LPD-20) and USS Ashland (LSD-48), are in port in Sasebo, Japan.

In Yokosuka, Japan

Lt. j.g. Stephen Replogle, the Deck department 2nd Division officer aboard amphibious assault carrier USS Tripoli (LHA-7), sights a navigation aid as the ship pulls into Yokosuka, Japan, May 29, 2022. US Navy Photo

Amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA-7) pulled into the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, Japan on Sunday, according to Stars and Stripes.

Tripoli departed Naval Station San Diego, Calif., on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific on May 2. The 45,000-ton big-deck amphibious ship has 20 F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters embarked to evaluate the Marine Corps “lightning carrier” concept. The Navy and Marines are testing Tripoli’s adjunct capability to a carrier strike group, USNI News reported.

In the Philippine Sea

Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, attached to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, secure a rope attached to an MH-60S Knight Hawk attached to the ‘Golden Falcons’ of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 during fast rope training on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 24, 2022. US Navy Photo

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-72) is in the Philippine Sea after departing Yokosuka, Japan, for its 2022 spring patrol on May 20. The carrier operated with the Lincoln Carrier Strike Group in the region, according to the Navy.

Carrier Strike Group 5

Two MH-60R Sea Hawks, attached to the Saberhawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77, fly alongside the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 29, 2022. US Navy Photo

Aircraft carrier
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.

Carrier Air Wing 5

Sailors perform safety checks on an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, attached to the ‘Tigertails’ of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, on the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 30, 2022. US Navy Photo

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, based at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, is embarked aboard Ronald Reagan and includes a total of nine squadrons and detachments:

  • The “Royal Maces” of VFA-27 – Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) – from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
  • The “Diamondbacks” of VFA-102 from MCAS Iwakuni.
  • The “Eagles” of VFA-115 from MCAS Iwakuni.
  • The “Dambusters” of VFA-195 from MCAS Iwakuni.
  • The “Shadowhawks” of VAQ-141 – Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) – from MCAS Iwakuni.
  • The “Tiger Tails” of VAW-125 – Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) – from MCAS Iwakuni.
  • The “Providers” of VRC-30 – Detachment 5 – Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) – from MCAS Iwakuni.
  • The “Golden Falcons” of HSC-12 – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) – from Naval Facility Atsugi, Japan.
  • The “Saberhawks” of HSM-77 – Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) – from Naval Air Facility Atsugi.

Cruisers

Sailors participate in a crash and salvage drill on the flight deck aboard Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54) on May 28, 2022. US Navy Photo

  • USS Chancellorsville (CG-62), homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.
  • USS Antietam (CG-54), homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.

Destroyer Squadron 15
Destroyer Squadron 15 is based in Yokosuka, Japan, and is embarked on the carrier. Destroyers from Destroyer Squadron 15 are also assigned to the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group.

Carrier Strike Group 3

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) steams in formation with USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) during a vertical replenishment. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, and supports alliances, partnerships and collective maritime interests in the Indo-Pacific region on May 20, 2022. US Navy Photo

Lincoln, on patrol since leaving San Diego on Jan. 3, is in the Philippine Sea after a port call last week in Yokosuka for shipboard maintenance.

Carrier
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), homeported in San Diego, Calif.

Carrier Air Wing 9

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Jared Nacion, from Stockton, Calif., directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the ‘Tophatters’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on May 31, 2022. US Navy Photo

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., is embarked aboard Abraham Lincoln and includes a total of nine squadrons and detachments:

  • The “Black Aces” of VFA-41 Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) flying F/A-18Fs from Naval Air Station Lemoore.
  • The “Tophatters” of VFA-14 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Lemoore.
  • The “Vigilantes” of VFA-151 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Lemoore.
  • The “Black Knights” of VMFA 314 – Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) flying F-35Cs from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.
  • The “Wizards” of VAQ-133 – EA-18G – Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) – from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.
  • The “Wallbangers” of VAW-117 – E-2D – Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) – from Naval Air Station Point Mugu, Calif.
  • The “Titans” of VRM-30 – CMV-22B – Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) – from Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.
  • The “Chargers” of HSC-14 – MH-60S – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) – from Naval Air Station North Island.
  • The “Raptors” of HSM-71 – MH-60R – Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) – from Naval Air Station North Island.

Cruiser

Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Katelyn Nass, from Irvine, Calif., handles line as the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) pulls out of Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) on May 26, 2022. US Navy Photo

  • USS Mobile Bay (CG-53), homeported at Naval Station San Diego, Calif.

Destroyer Squadron 21

Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Rich Dilone, from New York, shows the chains are clear to pilots of an MH-60S Knight Hawk helicopter, assigned to the ‘Chargers’ of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14, as they prepare to launch from the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG-111) on May 29, 2022. US Navy Photo 

Destroyer Squadron 21 is based in San Diego, Calif., and is embarked on the carrier.

  • USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62), homeported at Naval Station San Diego.
  • USS Gridley (DDG- 101), homeported at Naval Station Everett, Wash.
  • USS Sampson (DDG-102), homeported at Naval Station Everett.
  • USS Spruance (DDG-111), homeported at Naval Station San Diego.

In the Adriatic Sea

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), center, transits in formation with Italian Navy Cavour-class aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550), left, and Spanish Navy multi-purpose amphibious assault ship-aircraft carrier ESPS Juan Carlos I (L-61) on May 31, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is underway in the Adriatic Sea. The U.S. strike group was under NATO command from May 17 to 30 for the second time this year for exercise Neptune Shield, USNI News reported.

Truman drilled with Italian Navy Cavour-class aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550), left, and Spanish Navy multi-purpose amphibious assault ship-aircraft carrier ESPS Juan Carlos I (L-61), according to the Navy.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has extended the deployment of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, its escorts and Carrier Air Wing 1 as a hedge against Russian aggression in Europe. Truman has spent four months operating in the Mediterranean Sea since Austin ordered the strike group to remain on station in December as Russia massed forces along the Ukrainian border.

One defense official told USNI News the carrier could remain in the region until August before returning to its homeport in Norfolk, Va.

Carrier Strike Group 8

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), center, transits in formation with, from left to right, Italian Navy Cavour-class aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH-550), Italian Navy Andrea Doria-class air defense destroyer ITS Andrea Doria (D-553), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56), Spanish Navy F-100 class air defense frigate ESPS Almirante Juan De Borbón (F-102) and Spanish Navy multi-purpose amphibious assault ship-aircraft carrier ESPS Juan Carlos I (L-61) in support of NATO-led activity Neptune Shield 22 in the Adriatic Sea, May 31, 2022. US Navy PhotoCarrier
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), homeported in Norfolk, Va.

Carrier Air Wing 1

Lt. j.g. Steffi Yo, from Tampa, Florida, swings a golf club on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), during a steel beach picnic onMay 28, 2022. US Navy PhotoCarrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., is embarked aboard Harry S. Truman and includes a total of nine squadrons and detachments:

  • The “Red Rippers” of VFA-11 Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) flying F/A-18Fs from Naval Air Station Oceana.
  • The “Fighting Checkmates” of VFA-211 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Oceana.
  • The “Blue Blasters” of VFA-34 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Oceana.
  • The “Sunliners” of VFA-81 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Oceana.
  • The “Rooks” of VAQ-137 – EA-18G – Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) – from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.
  • The “Seahawks” of VAW-126 – E-2D – Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) – from Naval Air Station Norfolk, Va.
  • The “Rawhides” of VRC-40 – Detachment – C-2A – Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) – from Naval Air Station Norfolk.
  • The “Dragon Slayers” of HSC-11 – MH-60S – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) – from Naval Air Station Norfolk.
  • The “Proud Warriors” of HSM-72 – MH-60R – Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) – from Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla.

Cruiser

Gas Turbine Systems Technician (electrical) 2nd Class Christian Love conducts maintenance on number 3 gas turbine generator after a water washdown aboard Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56) on May 26, 2022. US Navy Photo

  • USS San Jacinto (CG-56), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk.

Destroyer Squadron 28
Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Haggerty, from Wayngott, Michigan, raises the Union Jack during morning colors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109), while anchored for a port visit in Durres, Albania on May 29, 2022. US Navy Photo

Destroyer Squadron 28 is based in Norfolk and is embarked on the carrier.

  • USS Cole (DDG-67), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk.
  • USS Bainbridge (DDG- 96), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk.
  • USS Gravely (DDG-107), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk.
  • USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109), homeported at Naval Station Mayport, Fla.
  • USS Gonzalez (DDG-66), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk.
  • Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F310).

In the Baltic Sea

USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) arrives in Tallinn, Estonia May 27, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit are in the Baltic Sea ahead of the BALTOPS 22 exercise.

“Last week, Kearsarge and elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit drilled in the Estonian-led Siil – Estonian for hedgehog – exercise around the island of Saaremaa, the city of Pärnu on Estonia’s western coast and the town of Võru, about 15 miles from the Russian border,” reported USNI News.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG-107) operated with USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) during a maneuvering exercise with the Finnish and Swedish navies in the Baltic on May 17, 2022. The Kearsarge ARG has also been placed under NATO command and is currently operating in the Baltic Sea for a series of drills with NATO allies and partners.

In the Western Atlantic

Stephen Nogosek, a player for the New York Mets, sits in the cockpit of a UH-1Y Huey on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5) on May 28, 2022. US Navy Photo

USS Bataan (LHD-5) are underway in the Virginia Capes after traveling to New York for Fleet Week. Bataan completed a 16-month maintenance availability on Jan. 19 at NASSCO-Norfolk, Va. USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) also off the coast of Virginia is training ahead of an anticipated deployment later this year.

In addition to these major formations, not shown are others serving in submarines, individual surface ships, aircraft squadrons, SEALs, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Forces, Seabees, Coast Guard cutters, EOD Mobile Units, and more serving throughout the globe.